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Full text of "Annual Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1984"

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POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR HANDICAPPED PERSONS
(CFDA No, 84.078)

I.  PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation; Education of the Handicapped Act, Part C, Section 625,
Public Law 91-230, as amended (20 USC 1424a). (Expires September 30, 1986)

Funding Since 1980:

Fiscal Year     Authorization     Appropriation

1980                        $14,000,000                    $2,400,000

1981                          16,000,000                      2,950,000

1982                            4,000,000                      2,832,000

1983                            4,000,000                      2,832,000

1984                            5,000,000                      5,000,000

Purpose; To develop and operate specially designed or modified programs
of vocational, technical, postsecondary, or adult education for deaf
or other handicapped persons.

Eligibility and Awards; State educational agencies, institutions of high-
er education,including junior and community colleges, vocational and
technical institutions, and other appropriate nonprofit educational agen-
cies. Grants and contracts are typically awarded for up to three years.
Priority is given to programs serving multistate or interstate regions
or large population centers; programs adapting existing programs of
vocational-technical, postsecondary, or adult education to the special
needs of handicapped persons; and programs designed to serve areas where
a need for such services is clearly demonstrated.

Grantee or Contractor Activities; Funds support two types of activities:
direct services(supportedby grants to postsecondary or vocational
institutions) to deaf students, and demonstration projects (under grants
and contract) to develop innovative models for services to postsecondary
and adult handicapped students.

II.  RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a)
A. Goals and Objectives

During FY 1984, the Department's principal objective for this program
was to solicit grant applications from a large range of institutions,
including some new applicants.ducted by the Department